Cement News tagged: Environmental

CEMEX extends Regenera to Egypt

27 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has signed an agreement with Gharbia Governorate to operate the first Regenera facility in Egypt. Through this agreement, CEMEX will treat more than 800tpd of municipal solid waste received to generate alternative fuels and produce compost, ensuring minimal residual waste to landfill.  According to the company, this agreement supports circularity as well as the wellbeing of the gov...

Suzanne Starbuck

Trials complete on pilot Electric Arc Furnace

27 May 2024, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Materials Processing Institute has recently completed successful trials of its pilot Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) for the UKRI Cement2Zero project. The trials have been developing and testing the use of end-of-life cement as an EAF flux to produce steel, whilst also capturing the slag to produce clinker to manufacture zero-emissions cement. The trials began in September 2022 and in...

Suzanne Starbuck

Indian cement industry embraces EV trucks

24 May 2024, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement industry is piloting the use of EV trucks with the deployment of around 150 E-trucks as part of the country’s drive to promote green logistics. According to The Times of India, the country’s cement industry, which is home to a cement production capacity of around 670Mta, hopes that the use of E-trucks will help reduce operating costs as long as hurdles such as the higher cos...

Peter Bell

CEMEX unveils first HVO-powered vehicle at Tilbury

24 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has unveiled its first HVO-powered (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) vehicle in support of its Future in Action programme, which acts as the driver for CEMEX to become a carbon net zero business by 2050. HVO is a diesel-like biofuel that can be produced without fossil resources by processing renewable waste. Itis now one of the leading alternative renewable fuels available to the constru...

CEMBUREAU publishes an update of its Net Zero Roadmap Peter Bell

CEMBUREAU publishes an update of its Net Zero Roadmap

22 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU published its Net Zero Roadmap update, on 21 May 2024, outlining the European cement sector’s climate ambition along the cement and concrete value chain. The new update include CO 2 carbon reduction targets for 2040. The roadmap update looks at the progress achieved since the publication of CEMBUREAU’s carbon neutrality roadmap in May 2020. In light of the significant decarbonisa...

Peter Bell

Nuh Cement and ABB complete retrofit of diesel haul truck to EV

22 May 2024, Published under Cement News

ABB has completed the retrofit conversion of a Nuh Cement -owned diesel-fuelled Euclid R85B haul truck into a fully electric, zero-emission vehicle. The two companies worked together closely to design and build this retrofit project, which is the first time in the world that a vehicle of this size and class type has been fully electrified. In addition to overall system engineering, ABB’s c...

Holcim expands alternative thermal energy capacity at Hagerstown Suzanne Starbuck

Holcim expands alternative thermal energy capacity at Hagerstown

21 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc 's  Hagerstown plant in Maryland, USA, is accelerating its net-zero journey by expanding its alternative thermal energy capacity to 45 per cent, representing 58,000tpa of engineered fuel. The US$11m project will improve the plant’s sustainability profile by replacing traditional fuels with alternative thermal energy, engineered from materials at their end of life, that would ot...

Suzanne Starbuck

Baltic CCS project gains EU recognition

17 May 2024, Published under Cement News

A cement carbon capture project in Lithuania and Latvia has been granted Project of Common Interest (PCI) status by the European Commission, recognising it as a project that will significantly contribute to EU energy policy and climate goals, reports the Lithuanian News Agency. The project has been developed by CCS Baltic Consortium, consisting of Akmenes cementas AB , KN Energies AB, Larvik ...

Suzanne Starbuck

Holcim breaks ground on GO4ZERO plant

17 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has broken ground on its state-of-the-art GO4ZERO plant in Obourg , Belgium. The plant, which marks an investment of more than EUR500m, is expected to produce 2Mta of net-zero cement by 2029.  According to Holcim, the GO4ZERO project transforms cement manufacturing at every stage of the process. Accelerating decarbonised energy use, more than 95 per cent of its energy will be sou...

Peter Bell

Holcim France steps up decarbonisation investments

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying an extra EUR60m to continue the decarbonisation of its industrial sites in France. These funds also come in addition to the EUR200m already invested over the last three years.  This major investment plan in favour of the decarbonisation of operations in France and the circular economy will make it possible to develop new technological and industrial platforms aimed at im...

Peter Bell

ENVEA acquires Asia Pacific Air Quality Group

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Environmental management solutions company ENVEA has acquired Asia Pacific Air Quality Group (APAQ Group). ENVEA views the acquisition as core to developing its presence and reach in Asia, and is complementary to its existing product portfolio, technology offering and customer base. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. APAQ Group is a specialist air quality business ba...

Suzanne Starbuck

CEMEX and MPP collaborate on decarbonisation

16 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), in partnership with the Bezos Earth Fund, are collaborating to conduct an analysis of the potential of decarbonisation levers at CEMEX’s Balcones cement plant in Texas. According to CEMEX, this analysis aims to accelerate the company’s commitment to achieving net-zero CO 2 emissions by 2050. There are various technological pathways to ...

Suzanne Starbuck

C-Capture partners with Heidelberg Materials on carbon capture trial

10 May 2024, Published under Cement News

C-Capture, a UK-based developer of next generation technology for carbon dioxide removal, has launched a new carbon capture trial in partnership with Heidelberg Materials . The trial, which utilises C-Capture’s innovative solution for industrial decarbonisation, is taking place at Heidelberg Materials' cement plant in Ketton , Lincolnshire, UK.  It forms part of C-Capture’s national proj...

Suzanne Starbuck

CEMEX leads the field in WBA climate and energy benchmark

09 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has been recognised as the industry’s top-scoring company in the World Benchmarking Alliance’s 2024 Climate and Energy Benchmark. According to the company, this recognition demonstrates CEMEX’s commitment to transitioning to a lower-carbon cement industry, with the aim of becoming a net-zero CO 2  company by 2050. The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) measured and ranked 91...

GCCA announces new partnerships

08 May 2024, Published under Cement News

New partnerships between cement manufacturers and tech start-ups, to work together on the development of low carbon concrete, have been announced by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). EnviCore, based in Canada, Queens Carbon and Chement, both in the USA, and NeoCrete in New Zealand, were all shortlisted last year, as part of the GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge Programme. The...

Peter Bell

FIDEtechnology launches low carbon grinding mill

07 May 2024, Published under Cement News

FIDEtechnology, a pioneering start-up dedicated to decarbonising the construction industry, has introduced its revolutionary Low Carbon (LC) Grinding Mill to the cement sector. The debut of the LC Mill prototype occurred at the prestigious Innovandi annual technology and research gathering hosted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausan...